Ball Security Issues

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

Twice today, during two different football games, I heard an announcer say about a player who fumbles often: “He has ball-security issues.” Twice!

If you need further proof that we’ve become afraid to simply state what we mean in a simple, direct fashion, then I don’t know what to say.

I’m trying to imagine football announcers of the 1970s saying that a player who fumbles often has ball-security issues; having a hard time imagining it. Ball security issues!

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2 Responses to Ball Security Issues

  1. Diane Winn says:

    I had no idea your (you’re Lol jk) site existed! On tv I just heard the words I despite: Very unique! Ahhh, hate that. And people using “I” and “me” incorrectly. How hard is?! Seems people think “me” is poor grammar. One last peeve….free gift!

  2. Diane Winn says:

    Oh my goodness! My autocorrect made me look as dumb as those I complained about! I meant dispise not dispite. Even now it’s changing it to dispute! Serves me right for acting superior! 😏

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